IP Cores, Inc. Announces an Ultracompact Version of the Snow 3G Cipher for 3GPP LTE

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IP Cores, Inc. announces version of the Snow 3G cipher for 3GPP LTE communications with very low gate count and power consumption.

IP Cores, Inc. has announced availability of a versions of Snow 3G ciphers core with very low gate count and power consumption. Along with the ultracompact AES cipher, this cores can be used in the new mobile communication devices for 3GPP LTE networks.

"Innovative design decisions allowed us today to offer to our customers a Snow 3G cryptographic core that is two times smaller than the cores currently on the market," said Dmitri Varsanofiev, CTO of IP Cores. "In the encryption field, power consumption is typically proportional to the number of gates, so our cores yield substantial power savings for battery-operated designs."

Ultracompact Encryption Cores

The modern mobile data communications standard, 3GPP Long Term Evolution (3G LTE), uses for encryption one of the two ciphers: Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) or Snow 3G.

The Snow 3G encryption algorithm had been evaluated by the ETSI SAGE and chosen as the stream cipher for the 3GPP interfaces UEA2 and UIA2. IP Cores, Inc. had designed the SNOW3G1 core that implements the necessary crypto functionality of the algorithm and weighs in at just 7,500 ASIC gates for the data rates and clock frequencies associated with the 3GPP Long Term Evolution (3G LTE) with the maximum throughput of 7.5 Gbps. The core is fully self-contained and requires no external memory. SNOW3G1 datasheet is available on the IP Cores, Inc. Web site at http://www.ipcores.com/images/Snow3G.pdf .

For more information about IP Cores' product line, please visit http://www.ipcores.com .

About IP Cores, Inc.

IP Cores is a rapidly growing company in the field of security and DSP IP cores. Founded 4 years ago, the company provides IP cores for communications and storage fields, including AES-based ECB/CBC/OCB/CFB, AES-GCM and AES-XTS cores, flow-through AES/CCM cores with header parsing for IEEE 802.11 (WiFi), 802.16e (WiMAX), 802.15.3 (MBOA), 802.15.4 (Zigbee), public-key accelerators for RSA and elliptic curve cryptography (ECC), cryptographically secure pseudo-random number generators (CS PRNG), lossless data compression cores as well as low-latency fixed and floating-point FFT, IFFT, and Viterbi detector cores.

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